Princeton High School

  • Princeton High School serves 1,610 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Princeton High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Princeton High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • Princeton High School's student population of 1,610 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 130 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,610 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Princeton High School
Total Classroom Teachers130 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Princeton High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Princeton High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank#725 out of 2239 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
25%
10%
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Hispanic
10%
29%
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Black
6%
15%
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White
55%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.630.70
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Graduation Rate
96%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePrinceton School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Princeton John Witherspoon Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 719 students
    0.2 miles
    217 Walnut Lane
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609) 806-4270
    0.2 6-8 719
  • Princeton Community Park School
    Grades: PK-5 | 376 students
    0.4 miles
    372 Witherspoon Street
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609) 806-4230
    0.4 PK-5 376
  • Princeton Princeton Charter School Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 400 students
    0.9 miles
    100 Bunn Drive
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609) 924-0575
    0.9 K-8 400
  • Princeton Riverside School
    Grades: PK-5 | 304 students
    1.0 miles
    58 Riverside Drive
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609) 806-4260
    1.0 PK-5 304
  • Princeton Littlebrook School
    Grades: PK-5 | 358 students
    1.1 miles
    39 Magnolia Lane
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609) 806-4250
    1.1 PK-5 358

School Reviews

5  
Cool! This is a very competitive school district after all. My peers motivated me to do better in my SAT tests and other major tests. I am happy with the company I was exposed to. My friends were at the same IQ level as me and some were above. Although we had fun, the people who I interacted with were still focused. The homework was tough but it got me ready for the style and amount of homework which was given to me in college. I liked the diversity. Many people played with everybody. There was always acceptance when your friends are absent. The teachers were calm but fierce when they needed it. Overall this was a great school to me. I always look forward to going to school tomorrow. I never feel like I didn't want to go.
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